Red Sox Stunned 5-4 by Cardinals Walk-Off, Trail World Series 2-1

Automated InsightsOctober 27, 2013

Xander Bogaerts registered two hits to earn a game grade of 93.2 (A) but the Red Sox dropped the game to St. Louis, 5-4. The Red Sox gave up at least two hits to four different Cardinals in the loss. Boston finished with a batting average of .188 and a wOBA of .242. To this point in the season their batting average is .269 and their wOBA is .317.

With the game even at 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh and the Cardinals batting, Matt Holliday hit a double off reliever Junichi Tazawa, driving in Carlos Beltran and Matt Carpenter. The Cardinals sealed the victory in the bottom of the ninth when Allen Craig came in to score after a fielder's choice.

Jake Peavy pitched four innings in getting the no-decision, keeping his record in these playoffs at 0-1 while surrendering two runs on six hits with four strikeouts and one walk. Brandon Workman collected his first loss in the postseason after going 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits, striking out one and walking one. In the win, Trevor Rosenthal (1-0) gave up no runs on one hit with two strikeouts and no walks over 1 2/3 innings. Bogaerts gave a standout performance at the plate for the Red Sox, going 2 for 4 with a triple, a run, and an RBI. Daniel Nava also had a great game, going 1 for 4 with two RBIs. Yadier Molina finished 3 for 4 with an RBI and a walk in the win.

The Red Sox are now behind in the series by one game. The Red Sox will take on the Cardinals Sunday in Game 4 of the World Series at Busch Stadium at 7:15 PM CDT.


Red Sox Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A 93.2 X. Bogaerts 3B 4 2 1 0 1 0 0
B 86.9 S. Victorino RF 2 0 2 0 0 1 0
B 85.8 J. Ellsbury CF 5 2 1 0 0 0 2
B 85.4 D. Ortiz 1B 2 1 0 0 0 2 0
C 75.7 D. Nava LF 4 1 0 0 2 0 1
C 72.0 M. Carp PH 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
C 72.0 J. Saltalamac C 3 0 0 0 0 1 2
C- 71.0 J. Gomes PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D 66.0 W. Middlebroo PH 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
D 66.0 S. Drew SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
D 62.0 D. Pedroia 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0


Cardinals Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A+ 97.5 A. Craig PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
A 93.2 Y. Molina C 4 3 0 0 1 1 1
A 93.0 K. Wong 2B 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
A 92.7 M. Holliday LF 5 2 1 0 3 0 0
B+ 89.8 M. Carpenter 2B 5 2 2 0 0 0 0
B 85.7 M. Adams 1B 5 2 0 0 0 0 3
B 84.8 D. Freese 3B 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
C 76.4 C. Beltran RF 2 0 1 0 0 1 1
C- 71.0 J. Jay CF 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
C- 71.0 S. Robinson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- 61.0 P. Kozma SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 1


Red Sox Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
B+ 88.9 F. Doubront 2.0 0.00 1.00 1 0 1 25
B 82.7 J. Tazawa 1.0 0.00 2.00 1 2 1 24
B- 80.7 B. Workman 1.1 0.00 2.25 2 1 1 30
C 74.5 K. Uehara 0.1 0.00 3.00 1 0 0 3
C 73.8 J. Peavy 4.0 4.50 1.75 6 4 1 64
F 55.0 C. Breslow 0.0 1 0 0 5


Cardinals Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A 95.1 K. Siegrist 1.0 0.00 0.00 0 1 0 8
A 93.8 T. Rosenthal 1.2 0.00 0.60 1 2 0 20
B 84.9 J. Kelly 5.1 3.38 0.94 2 6 3 89
B 84.2 S. Maness 0.2 0.00 1.50 1 0 0 6
F 56.4 C. Martinez 0.1 54.00 6.00 1 0 1 20
F 55.0 R. Choate 0.0 1 0 0 4